Published: 2024-01-31 18:55
Last Updated: 2024-02-25 16:55
Five peace activists were detained on Wednesday as CODEPINK organization and other groups disrupted the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing titled "UNRWA Exposed: Examining the Agency’s Mission and Failures."
The protest aimed to draw attention to the pressing need for humanitarian aid in Gaza.
The Israeli Occupation has accused UNRWA members of supporting Hamas' attack on October 7. Consequently, the United States has opted to cease funding to UNRWA, jeopardizing crucial aid to the people of Gaza.
Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK, stated, "UNRWA is the lifeline for people who are starving; cutting its funding is just inhumane."
Jay Waxse from 7 Circles Alliance voiced concern, stating, "To so casually take away humanitarian aid from an entire people based on one criterion that is not withheld within our military or police in this country is severely troubling."
CODEPINK and its supporters are demanding the immediate reinstatement of funding to UNRWA to ensure the well-being of the people of Gaza.